I was reading an article the other day about "creating more abundance" in one's life.
No, it wasn't one of those New-Agey endorsements of creative visualization or its "name it and claim it" Christian counterpart. Rather the author talked about ways to nurture the perception that one has enough, and more than enough, in one's life.
Readers were asked, "What makes your life feel abundant?"
For me, a close friendship makes me feel like I have an abundant life. I have always tended to be pretty independent, pretty introspective...so sometimes it surprises me how important it is to also have a supportive presence in my life.
Learning -- feeling that I'm exercising my mind -- makes my life feel abundant. Access to books and information, learning new things, learning a new skill, all make me feel more alive.
Being surrounded by living things -- enjoying nature outside, or being in an indoor space alive with plants and pets -- helps me feel that my blessings are "pressed together and running over."
What makes your life feel more abundant?